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Chemical fire leaves worker badly burned

A worker at an Albany chemical company was seriously burned Wednesday night.

Thirty-seven year-old Jason Pate suffered second degree burns over 60 to 70 percent of his body in a flash fire from an acetylene tank at Equinox Chemicals on West Oakridge Drive.

Firefighters and HAZMAT crews responded a little before 9 o'clock.  They blocked off Oakridge Drive, as they made sure no dangerous chemicals were leaking.

Equinox does pharmaceutical research and manufacturing for companies, government agencies and defense contractors. 

Other workers helped put out the fire on Pate and helped him into a shower area.

Fire Chief James Carswell expects him to be transferred to the burn center in Augusta.

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